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I'm Ellen.

As a versatile design engineer and maker, I'm interested in how thoughtful design can improve our quality of life and craft a better future.

 

My time studying Product Design Engineering exposed me to the creative atmosphere at the Glasgow School of Art. This informed my interests, spanning beyond industrial design into physical making, interaction design and visual communication. 

 

My process is driven by curiosity and exploration. My practice involves first understanding user needs, then imagining a better interaction and finally, executing this concept with simplicity. This requires the synthesis of user research, design thinking and engineering rigour, which are all areas I truly enjoy and excel within. I have a design blog if you'd like to read more.

 

For September - December 2018 I was based in Spain, completing a Graphic Design placement at LAB Sevilla and a vocational course in creative entrepreneurship - and learning Spanish! I enjoyed this explorative time but it also prompted a desire to return to innovative product design, and I am now working on integrating solar technologies into everyday lives with Marjan van Aubel in Amsterdam. 

 

As an individual, my priorities include always ensuring I eat well with good company, take part and engage fully in exciting work projects, and breathe in fresh air all over the world. 

 
 

March 2019 - now

 

March 2019

 

Jan - March 2019

 

Sep - Dec 2018

 

 

2013 - 2018

 

 

2016 - 2018

 

June 2018

 

 

Oct 2017
 

June - Aug 2017

 

June 2017

 

June - Aug 2015

 

 

 

Design Engineer at Marjan van Aubel, Amsterdam

 

Freelance Product Design Engineer at Fearsome, Glasgow

 

Design Engineer in Residence, Glasgow School of Art 

 

Graphic Design Internship at Lab Sevilla

& Certificate in Creative Entrepreneurship

 

1st Class MEng, Product Design Engineering (PDE)

Glasgow School of Art & University of Glasgow

 

Engineering Excellence List, University of Glasgow 

 

PDE Founder's medal, awarded to the graduating PDE student with the highest GPA (grade point average).

 

Young Designer of the Year Finalist, Plastic Industry Awards

 

Design Engineer Internship at BCF Technologies, Scotland

 

Design Innovation in Plastics Winner, UK

 

Design Internship at Alligator Ventilfabrik, Germany

 

 

 

 

Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Solidworks (Solid & Surface Modelling), Autodesk Fusion 360, Arduino Programming, Microsoft Office.

 

Physical: Woodwork, Metalwork, manipulating Plastic, Rapid Prototyping (Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, Foam & Card).

Contact

Email: ellenpbritton@gmail.com

Tel: +44 7512262031

Click here to see my CV & References

Let's work together! :)

© 2018 by Ellen Britton

ellenpbritton@gmail.com  |  Tel: +44 7512262031